Using Data for Accountability and Transparency in Schools
Kenya Big Data Report
The Kenya Big Data Activity is an operations research study to help the Kenya Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST) identify the challenges, opportunities, and capacity requirements for implementing a school-based digital Education Management Information System (EMIS) at scale and sustainably. This study was designed to identify the extent to which using the digital EMIS applications resulted in gains regarding the improved timeliness and accuracy of the EMIS data submitted by schools and to identify likely issues that would be encountered in a national roll-out of electronic reporting, so as to prevent possible mishaps. That is, the study also aimed to identify the key capacity and system-related challenges confronting the MoEST to implement a school-based digital EMIS at scale.